• truenorthtap True North Brew Co - True North Brewery have made their brewery tap day sessions, where the brewery is opened up to the public with a temporary bar open, a monthly event. This month the brewery will be open Friday 11th November 5pm-11pm and Saturday 12th November 12pm-11pm.
  • Emmanuales - With logs on the fire and gifts ‘round the tree, Christmas is getting earlier every year! That’s right, since the saga with the exploding kit, we have stuck some Christmas Cliff on record player, exchanged our brewery t-shirts for festive sweaters and are brewing like made to keep up with the demand that is coming […]
  • bessemer-01 Sheffield Brewery Company - The weather may be getting colder but things are heating up at The Sheffield Brewery Company this November. The mash tun is steaming and the fermentors are in full flow as release several new beers this month to quench the thirsty people of this beautiful city. Our first autumn special, Bessemer (3.2% ABV) – a […]
  • mosaic-ipa Neepsend Brewery - We’ve been busily brewing more new beers over the last month. Mosaic IPA (5.5%) is the latest in our series of single hopped IPAs and was brewed (and dry hopped) with a fairly silly amount of the the wonder hop, Mosaic, for big tropical, pineapple and blueberry notes. After the success of Manna, our mango […]
  • On The Edge - On the Edge Brewery are back with their 9 Pin beer festival after a postponed September date. This will be your last opportunity in 2016 to try nine unique beers from this small outfit brewed out of their own kitchen! Music, art,pie and peas will also be available on the evening.


Below is a guide to beer events in or near Sheffield that we are aware of over the next month or two. Whilst we believe the information is correct at time of going to press, we advise checking direct with the venue/organisers before making any special journeys.Latest listings of CAMRA organised beer festivals can be found at www.camra.org.uk and a guide to commercial festivals and pub events can be found online at www.aletalk.co.uk.


Norwich CAMRA

Mon 24 – Sat 29 Oct

Around 200 real ales plus cider and world beers spread across the historic St Andrews and Blackfriars halls along with a marquee. Open for seperate lunchtime and evening sessions. More details www.norwichcamra.org.uk. East Midlands Trains run an hourly service from Sheffield to Norwich with cheaper fares if you book in advance.

Rotherham CAMRA

Thu 27 – Sat 29 Oct

A new venue this year, replacing the football ground – Rotherham College on Eastwood Lane, which is within walking distance of both Rotherham Interchange bus station and Rotherham Central railway station. Entry tickets are £5 including glass and brochure, advance purchase advisable. CAMRA members get their first drink included too.


Mallard, Worksop

Thu 27 – Sun 30 Oct

Their ‘Ale’oween’ beer festival with a range of 20 real ales, 4 ciders and snacks available. The Mallard is on the Sheffield bound platform of Worksop station.

Grafton Hotel, Worksop

Thu 27 – Mon 31 Oct

Their Halloween mini fest with 12 real ales including Grafton Brewery’s green Halloween special ‘Zombie Dust’ and a selection of real ciders.

Peddlers Market

Fri 4 – Sat 5 Nov

The usual monthly event open Friday evening and Saturday afternoon/evening featuring a variety of street food traders, craft stalls, art, music and a number of bars with a range of real ales and craft beers available. The featured breweries change each month. The Peddlers Venue is at 92 Burton Road, Neepsend, on bus routes 7/8 or a short walk from Shalesmoor tram stop. Sheffield Brewery which is just across the road also open on the same evenings for their Beer Club tap session. Both events offer free entry.




  • Nigel Williams award Special award for Nigel Williams - Now and again our branch members put forward a nomination for a special award outside our usual pub and beer awards to recognise people or businesses that have contributed towards the good pub and beer scene in our area. The latest of these awards presented (after a little delay!) was to Nigel Williams, who retired […]
  • 6142e2a6-7342-4962-b8f8-34df0b6282a7 Sheffield Pub of the month, October 2016: The White Lion, Heeley - The White Lion has not only been a constant fixture on London Road since 1781, it has been a constant favourite on the Sheffield beer scene, appearing in 28 editions of the Good Beer Guide. Its 28th appearance is in 2017. The architectural history of this one pub alone could fill an entire issue of […]
  • District Pub of the Season – Three Stags Head, Wardlow Mires - Our District Pub of the Season award is a programme that recognises the good ale pubs in the Derbyshire part of our branch area, some of which is rural parts of the Peak District National Park. Pubs are nominated and voted for by our members who drink in those pubs. The winner of our inaugural […]
  • CAMRA’s Yorkshire Club of the Year award - The Wortley Men’s Club in Wortley has been named ‘Yorkshire Club of the Year 2016’ and is now celebrating a hat-trick of wins after also taking the prestigious title in 2014 and 2015. The club’s run of success actually started four years’ ago when it finished runner-up in 2013. It was particularly successful in 2015 […]
  • CAMRA’s Yorkshire Pub of the Year award - The George & Dragon, Hudswell, North Yorkshire, has been named CAMRA’S ‘Yorkshire Pub of the Year 2016’. The pub is located 3 miles west of Richmond, on the border of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. It is owned by Hudswell Community Pub Limited, which was formed in 2010 to buy, refurbish, and re-open the only pub […]


  • Railway Hotel, Bramall Lane - We’ve just turned one! We can’t quite believe it but we’ve been pulling pints for over a year already. Obviously we’re going to have party and the date you have to remember is the 5th November. They’ll be loads of food on plus plenty of great beer so head down and say hello. There have […]
  • national-finalist-logo678471 Morning Advertiser Great British Pub Awards - The Morning Advertiser is the newspaper of the licenced trade and they recently held their annual pub awards ceremony in London, with gongs handed out in various categories. Sheffield saw a good showing this year – as well as the Harlequin and Champs making it to the finals (in the Cider Pub and Sports Bar […]
  • hj-matt-with-hercules Horse & Jockey, Wadsley - This Halloween there will be spooky goings on at the headless Horse & Jockey in Wadsley, including a Day of the Dead Disco and a visit from a witch; but it’s the pubs’ creepy cellar with mysterious, unknown passageways which provide the true tale of mystery and intrigue. Situated on the site of medieval Wadsley’s […]
  • Norfolk Arms, Grenoside - The Norfolk Arms, Grenoside has also been acquired by Stancill Brewery and plans to sell the full range of Stancill beers. At the time of writing, the pub is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment and aims to re-open in late October.
  • Matteo Malacaria – My Yorkshire beer experiences so far… - Beer Engine: the modern side of Real Ale My visit to the Beer Engine goes beyond the usual: Sunday roast, DJ set and grilled food. The Beer Engine is the CAMRA Pub of the month of August 2016. I visited it in a sunny Sunday, tempted by a great English classic: the Sunday Roast. Pub […]

Inn Brief

  • Inn Brief

    The Jolly Farmer in Dronfield Woodhouse is holding a Halloween party on 29th October, from 8pm.

    The Botanist at Leopold Square, Sheffield City Centre, has now opened and has cask ale served on gravity. Look out for the blackboards above the bar for details.

    The Miners Arms at Hundall have extended their CAMRA members discount to include real cider as well as real ale.



  • Assets of Community Value update – University Arms rejection called in - University Arms ACV rejection is ‘called-in’  On 27th.September, Sheffield City Council (SCC) refused our application to register the University Arms (UA) as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).   However, a week later, the decision was ‘called-in’ by the opposition. As soon as the decision was made public, the Sheffield CAMRA Chair and myself agreed […]
  • P1030240 L. Stuart Burrows - The Sheffield pub scene has lost one of its great characters. L Stuart Burrows, the long-serving licensee of the Mount Pleasant on Derbyshire Lane, died unexpectedly on Friday, 29th July. Stuart, a former Sales Metallurgist/Chemist found his true vocation when he took the licence in September, 1993. At the time the only real ale available was […]
  • ulverston  pub bar Sons of the Desert on tour - A group of Laurel and Hardy fans, Sons of the Dessert, took a mini bus to Ulverston in Cumbria, the birth place of Stan Laurel. The Stan Laurel Inn has six hand pulled beers, mainly from local breweries and my choice was Barngates Brathay Gold. A few minutes walk away is the house where Stan Laurel was […]
  • Introducing Peel Ale - Beer Matters, as the newsletter of Sheffield & District branch of CAMRA, has throughout its life so far – all 466 issues across over 40 years – included the town of Dronfield and the surrounding villages in its area of coverage. However Dronfield now has its own CAMRA branch with its own local group of […]
  • Annual Beer Census - Annual Beer Census – Sat 3rd September 2016 As many of you will be aware, Sheffield CAMRA organises an annual city-wide survey to collect information on which beers are available in the city on a particular day. We have been doing this for a few years now, and we are pleased to say that despite various claims from other cities such […]